Leaving Dublin Writing My Way from Ireland to Canada by Brian Brennan Release Date: 15/09/2011 ISBN 9781926855745 5 x 7 inches 296 pages paperback $19.95 (CAD)
Leaving Dublin: Writing My Way from Ireland to Canada is an engaging and entertaining exploration of a man’s life that begins in middle-class Dublin, includes stints as a travelling musician and broadcaster in Canada, and culminates in a career as an award-winning journalist and bestselling author. With passion, candour, humour and vivid stories, Brian Brennan tells how he left a soul-destroying job in the Irish civil service to seek new opportunities in a country where he had no friends and no family connections. He offers revealing glimpses of suburban life in the postwar Ireland of the 1950s, the commercial music scene in Canada during the 1960s, and the commercial radio and newspaper scene during the last third of the 20th century, when journalism went from being a business with a conscience and a higher purpose to an enterprise owned by large corporations that care more about private profit than public debate.
Leaving Dublin: Writing My Way from Ireland to Canada by Brian Brennan 9781926855752 BISAC: BIO007000 BISAC: LAN008000 ebook
...he evokes a sweet sense of nostalgia for an era that in retrospect seems like a river of wit and fun and hard work and high principles. Like anyone stained with ink in this corner of the West, I knew many of the characters mentioned by Mr. Brennan along the way, and I can vouch for the accuracy and shrewdness of his portrayals. This elegance of his writing speaks for itself.—David Climenhaga
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund and the Canada Council for the Arts,
and of the province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council and the Book Publishing Tax Credit.